June 28, 2013

Congress Slashes Civil GPS Funding

[SIGNALS Exclusive] In a set of decisions that could potentially slow GPS modernization both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees this week slashed funding for the civil community's contribution to the GPS system from the Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) budget. (more)

DHS National Risk Estimate on GPS Disruption: Still a Lot of Unknowns

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released an abbreviated fact sheet and a summary report on its evaluation of the risks to U.S. critical infrastructure from GPS disruptions. (more)


"Studying the Effects of Interference on GNSS Signals - White Paper"       

Assessing the impact of interference on live GNSS signals is a slow and challenging process, with many uncontrollable environmental factors. In this white paper, Spirent's test engineers describe how to conduct such tests in repeatable laboratory conditions, and reveal the effects of five different interference sources on the tracking capability and navigation performance of a commercially available GPS receiver.

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ESSP Signs €450 Million EGNOS Contract to Augment GPS, GNSS Services

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has announced the award of an eight-year, €450 million (US$585.4 million) EGNOS Service Provision (ESP) contract to ESSP, the European Satellite Services Provider. (more)

Acquisition of ST-Ericsson GNSS Portfolio Would Strengthen Intel's Location Capabilities

[SIGNALS Exclusive] Assuming that its deal to acquire ST-Ericsson's GNSS business closes in August as expected, Intel Corporation will find itself with expanded opportunities - and competitive set - in the mobile location marketplace. (more)

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It records and replays real GPS RF data, allowing you to test almost any GPS device (with GLONASS and BeiDou option) using real world signals from your bench. Learn more here. 

Indoor Location Market Studies, Product Releases Seek to Extend GNSS Mobile Applications

Although a substantial market appears a few years away, two market studies are forecasting great things for indoor positioning systems that will augment or replace GNSS in signal-challenged environments. (more)

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